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Dean Woodbeck (Dwoodbeck) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 06:17 am:

We ran the photo of this great horned owl, spotted in a Keweenaw tree, on June 17, 1998. I wonder if he is still flying around here.

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The Portage Health Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival is today. Cyclists roll out at 10 am -- looks like they will just miss the thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon...

By Margo (Margo) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 06:20 am:

Good Morning from SE Michigan. Heading to 93 today. Too warm!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 07:58 am:

Morning for MN. Gonna be near 90 today. Guess I'll just have to spend the day in my pool.

By Susan L. LeBlanc (Foghorn) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 09:28 am:

All is well in the Copper Country & Bete Grise! The 8 Ft. High, cyclone fence that was erected along the Bete Grise road and into the channel by the Lighthouse will have to come down--partially. 50 Ft. is ordered to be taken down. This fence certainly was a monstrosity and offensive to all people who love the Keweenaw and its beauty. Not to mention the other landowners in Bete Grise. I guess money cannot buy happiness. What were they thinking?

By dave sou (Davesou) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 10:12 am:

kinda like those microwave cell phone towers all over the place

By kathie Murto (Murtomania) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 10:44 am:

So I have to ask, since I am going to be in the UP starting June 24th- July 10th, WHAT IS THE TEMP up there right now. It is hot here, SE MI, around 90's. I made a trip to the UP a couple of years ago and almost froze in July. I know I should pack for any kind of weather, but knowing what the weather has been, helps.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 10:49 am:

Glorious kathie, anything's better than 105 here. We've really been hit with wildfires. Could someone leak a little Lake Superior down here?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 11:27 am:

<Ed. note:> You can see a weather snapshot of Calumet on the Pasty.NET home page. Follow the graphic to Weather Underground to look up more U.P. zip codes.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 11:34 am:

Katie.....many July 4ths I watched the fireworks with a hooded winter jacket..of course most years it is not that bad but rarely is it warm enough to go without a sweat-shirt or lite jacket.....days can be sweltering so guess you can expect the unexpected......makes for heavy luggage.

By dave sou (Davesou) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 02:35 pm:

hey, were any of you guys at the Lake Linden fireworks way back in the early 70s or so...or around that time, when all the fireworks went off accidently...I can still remember seeing the firement scrambling. It was all in black sihlouette...they were on top of one of those big stamp sand piles...
I may have the year wrong..but I remember it...

That was a jacket night too

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 03:53 pm:

Hey Dave, I wasn't there that night but arrived like within a day or two and remember my folks talking about it. I think it was the early 70's. I've spent many a cold night on the 4th of July in the UP. When I go UP, even in August, I pack everything from jeans and sweats/sweatshirts to shorts and tanks. You just never know. The motto for going UP there is definitely "Be Prepared". And NEVER forget your warm jacket!!!!!

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 04:16 pm:

Two notes: first, I noticed yesterday that Mary Lou Curtin
mentioned a golf tournament at Esky Country Club named in
honor of "Cooney"Hogan -- not "Cuny" as Mary Lou spelled it.
He was a wonderful golfer: I saw him in a tournament some 50
years ago. At the time people kind of connected him to the
alltime great, Ben Hogan. He was sort of the U.P.s Ben Hogan.
Second, I saw today an item in the Esky paper about a big
campaign by the State {Police to keep speeds down on U.S. 2
between St. Ignace and Manistique. It is called Operation Sabre.
Considering the speed limit is mostly 55 mph, you can imagine
how easy it is to pick off speeding motorists. You might want
to dial down your speed if you travel that way this summer. I am
an old geezer so I got a warning the last time I was stopped. If
you are younger and routinely travel at 65 or higher, I suspect
the police will not be so nice to you this summer.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 05:16 pm:

Saw the Operation Sabre signs last weekend. What does Sabre stand for? (I was driving too fast to tell.) It starts with Speed, Aggressive . . .

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 05:31 pm:

Charles..Thank you for the correct spelling...I think Cuny is an insurance...anyhow it is beautiful day for the "Cooney" Hogan Golf Tournament...we moved to Escanaba after Cooney became Ill..but I did hear what a wonderful golfer he was. He was well loved ..I knew Irene but not Cooney. My son and grandson are still on the course....we live off #4 tee so I see #3 is a fun day to see all the excitment out there today and tomorrow. Hope the weather holds out for them. It is fun in the sun at ECC.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 05:47 pm:

Thanks for the warning Charles. I better drive
that leg of the trip since my husband starts to
want to put the "pedal to the metal" the minute
he crosses Big Mac. Less than two weeks.
Makes me want to say YAAY the way Kermit
the Frog and the Muppets did. Operation
Sabre, eh--sword rattling for sure.

I'm with Deb. I bring clothing for all kinds of
weather when I go UP in the summer.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 05:52 pm:

Hey Mary, does the owl present on the page mean we "give a hoot?" Just had to ask.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 11:06 pm:

PS..Son's threesome came in 7 under par in the Cooney Hogan golf-tournament.....2nd flight tomorrow;.. It was a fun day here in Escanaba... and we respect the fine tradition of "Cooney" Hogan..

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Sunday, June 18, 2006 - 05:47 am:

Where are Sur5er and Mikie....miss the banter!

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